Administrative Core

Waisman Center
Administrative Core

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Core Personnel
Core Associate Director: Jody Bleck, M.S.
Core Associate Director: Qiang Chang, Ph.D.
Core Associate Director: Paul Rathouz, Ph.D.
Core Associate Director: Jenny Saffran, Ph.D.

Core Description

The Administrative Core of the Waisman Center Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC) is the nucleus of the Waisman Center IDDRC. It provides the scientific, administrative, and fiscal leadership of the IDDRC, and supports investigators' needs for communications expertise and computing security. The core fosters multidisciplinary collaborations internally, and serves as the liaison between the IDDRC and the larger university and national and international organizations.

The overarching goal of the Administrative Core is to provide the environment in which science relevant to developmental disabilities and neurodevelopmental disorders flourishes and in which investigators can devote their maximum energy toward making scientific advances with the least administrative burden and the support of high quality, cost-effective core services.


Scientific and Programmatic Leadership

  • Leadership in the development of core services
  • Recruitment and support of new investigators
  • Prioritization of core access
  • Liaison to other units and organizations
  • Promoting a cohesive, integrated research center

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

  • Expertise and collaboration
  • Training in biostatistics and biomedical data science

Development of Public and Private Resources

  • Institutional commitment
  • Private funds and board of visitors

Research Administration

  • Dissemination of scientific information
  • Computing support and network security
  • Business services and human resources
  • Resource sharing



Last Edited: 05/05/17 12:00 AM by Oksana Klimova